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Steamboat Lake
Steamboat Lake

One of the true jewels of Colorado, Steamboat Lake State Park has something special for everyone. Whatever your preference, well-deserved relaxation and recreation awaits you. 

Hahn's Peak frames the breathtaking scenery of this premier park offering family fishing, camping, picnicking, trail and boating recreational opportunities. A full-service Marina and swim beach provide amenities for active water play.

Winter comes alive with snowmobiling, ice fishing, and peaceful cross-country skiing or snow-shoeing in a valley surrounded by snow-capped mountains. Ten camper cabins down by the Marina welcome adventurers for a cozy night.


Camping at Steamboat Lake offers a spectacular opportunity to immerse yourself in clean, crisp air and true Rocky Mountain living.

Winter camping with electric outlets is available on a first-come-first-serve basis in our Marina parking lot.

  • Reservations can be made the day you plan to arrive at the park or up to 6 months in advance.
  • Reservable dates are between the Friday before Memorial Day until September 30.
  • Cabins are available year-round through the Steamboat Lake Marina.
  • Campers can stay up to 14 days at Steamboat Lake during a 28 day period.
 See detailed campsite information​, or reserve a cabin contacting the Steamboat Lake Marina​ at 970-879-7019.


At 8,100' in a place where the Colorado sky seems just a bit bluer, our 1,053 surface acre lake rests in valley surrounded by mountains and views of the continental divide.

Our lake opens in May depending on ice conditions. The lake closes to boating on or before Nov 1st depending on the weather.

Please be aware that all vessels entering the lake must be inspected for Aquatic Nuisance Species. Inspections are available at the Dutch Hill and Placer Cove ANS inspection booths May 25th - Nov 1st.

Boat rentals are available through the Steamboat Lake Marina.

2021 Inspection Hours

  • Marina:

      • 8am-6pm Monday-Wednesday
      • 8am-9pm Thursday-Sunday

  • Placer:

      • 6am-4pm Thursday-Monday
      • Closed Tuesday and Wednesday

  • Starting September 7th, the marina will be the only ramp open. Hours will be:

      • Monday-Wednesday 8:00am-6:00pm
      • Thursday-Sunday 6:00am-9:00pm

Nature Store

Stop in the Visitor Center at Steamboat Lake to pick up some gifts or items to remember your trip to the park!Nature Store Products